As a late developer in stuttering (I started when I was 10!), I was reflecting earlier today how difficult it made life at that time. It began when I started a new high school with quite a few ‘big’ people there. Communicating suddenly became more important because there were lots of new kids and group activities. As a kid turns into a teenager all kinds of strange things happen. Obviously the body changes, there is interest in the opposite sex, and there is peer pressure. When a young person is finding it difficult to speak, this can have a massive impact on self-esteem and create all kinds of confusion. Wow, I’m feeling like this as I write this post… Ok, I’ve stopped! It just goes to show how us humans can experience emotions again, which initially occurred years ago.